Xavier Thomas, DE, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
Thomas served notice that he may be the nation's top defensive end. He showed strength, he showed
Brenton Cox, DE, Stockbridge (Ga.)
Cox, an Ohio State commit, was one of the best pure edge-rushers at the event. Quick and fluid with the frame to continue to fill in, he has great upside and will have a chance to compete early in his career as a pass rusher in Columbus.
Nolan Smith, DE, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy (2019)
The No. 1 class of 2019 recruit on Scout, Smith validated that newly-minted ranking with his performance this week. Strong, especially for a kid who was considered a weak-side defensive end, and of course, when it was time to pin his ears back and rush the passer, he did that very well too. Smith is committed to Georgia, but other schools like Alabama, Clemson and more continue to give chase.
Isaac Taylor-Stuart, CB, San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine
The event's fastest man, Taylor-Stuart showed he was more than just a speed guy once 7-on-7 started as he used that speed and his big, rangy frame to go and intercept passes thrown into the deep part of the secondary.
Bookie Radley-Hiles, CB, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
A Nebraska commit, Radley-Hiles made several of the flashier plays of the week, but in addition to those highlight reel moments, he was also very good at doing his job. His athleticism and ability to get up in the air and challenge bigger bodied receivers and even tight ends impressed us considering he gives up
Caden Sterns, S, Cibolo (Tex.) Steele
Speaking of defensive playmakers, Sterns is a rangy safety who was opportunistic and instinctive in jumping routes and coming away with several interceptions. As he did all week, when he got his hands on those passes, he was a threat to take it back for scores, which he did in a marquee matchup with No. 1 QB Trevor Lawrence. Sterns is committed to Texas.
Bryan Addison, ATH (S), Junipero (Calif.) Serra
Addison is a great athlete. He is tall, long and as he showed here, he can play either side of the ball. He covers a lot of ground, as he showed in breaking up some passes and intercepting others. Not long after intercepting those passes, it was not uncommon to see him step over to
Sevyn Banks, CB, Orlando (Fla.)
Banks, an Ohio State commit, did not duplicate Sunday's interception numbers (he had three), but he still provided excellent coverage for his team. A long, athletic corner who has good ball skills, he looks like he will fall right in line with the lineage of cornerbacks at Ohio State. He is a four-star
Jalen Green, CB, Houston (Tex.) Heights
Green was another guy who always seemed to be around the football and came away with quite a few interceptions this week. He has good size and is willing to play physically as well. Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, LSU, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State,
Jack Lamb, LB, Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak
This can be a tough setting for linebackers to shine, but Lamb showed he could run for a big guy and jumped several routes, knocking away passes and helping his team win the 7-on-7 title. Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State,